Should Hunting as a Cultural Heritage Be Protected?
- Wojciech Tadeusz Dajczak,
- Dariusz J. Gwiazdowicz,
- Aleksandra Ewelina Matulewska,
- Wojciech Szafrański
The paper focuses on hunting as cultural heritage from the semiotic and legal perspectives. The aim of the paper is to determine whether the UNESCO Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of 2003 allows recognizing the transmission and exercise of hunting skills within the Polish Hunting Association as a manifestation of intangible cultural heritage. The main research method applied in this research is the test of legal rationality encompassing five elements: (1) the generic coherence of hunting knowledge and skills in Poland; (2) the lack of conflict with the principles arising from universal human rights instruments; (3) the significance of hunting knowledge and skills for nature protection and conservation; (4) the significance of hunting knowledge and skills for economic balance and internal security; and (5) the hunting knowledge and skills versus the idea of nature-related cultural identity. The newspaper and political discourse is highly emotional loaded and frequently instead of merits is based on propaganda and half-truths. Nowadays hunting in general is perceived as the so-called blood sport not an element of ecology in the nature disturbed by humans. Therefore, the paper is intended to present the UNESCO Convention and facts about Polish hunting model as an element of sustainable nature and environment conservation and protection as well as a tool of biodiversity preservation.
- Record ID
- Journal series
- International Journal for the Semiotics of Law, ISSN 0952-8059, e-ISSN 1572-8722
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- Keywords in English
- Hunting; Tangible cultural heritage; Intangible cultural heritage; Knowledge about nature and the universe; Hunting culture; Hunting heritage; Cultural heritage law
- ASJC Classification
- DOI:10.1007/s11196-020-09763-0 Opening in a new tab
- https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11196-020-09763-0 Opening in a new tab
- (en) English
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